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Prince George’s County Sponsors One-Day Mulch Giveaway for Residents
Prince George’s County Sponsors One-Day Mulch Giveaway for Residents

 

The following information was sent to us by Carol Terry:

The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Waste Management Division (WMD) will sponsor a free Mulch Giveaway for County citizens and residents on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  The one-day event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility (Western Branch) located at 6601 S.E. Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro (from Crain Highway, proceed on Maude Savoy Brown Road and follow the Visitors’ Center signs to the facility). 

“What better way to go “green” and celebrate Earth Day than to beautify your yard and community by adding mulch to the landscape,” said DER Director Samuel E. Wynkoop, Jr.  “Mulch helps to deter weeds, keep the soil moist and prevent soil erosion.  I encourage all residents to take advantage of this free resource to enhance your neighborhood and the environment.”

 

The mulch for this event is primarily derived from the Christmas trees collected after the holiday that have been shredded at the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility.  The mulch will be available until the supply runs out.

 

The Mulch Giveaway is restricted to non-commercial vehicles, ¾ ton maximum weight.  A skid loader is available to load mulch into residents’ pickup trucks.  Residents loading mulch into their cars will need to bring their own containers and tools. 

 

In addition to receiving free mulch, participants may tour the Visitors Center to learn more about the composting process and the County’s recycling programs.  For more information on the free Mulch Giveaway, contact WMD’s Recycling Section at (301) 883-5045.

 

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